Chinese Scholar Tree

#10 - Chinese Scholar Tree (Styphnolobium japonicum [Sophora japonica])

One of the few summer-blooming trees, the Chinese Scholar Tree produces large, creamy-white clusters of flowers followed by fleshy, bean-like pods. The litter from the fruit makes it a poor specimen to plant near sidewalks and patios. Also, the tree can be damaged by summer storms when it is heavily laden with fruit and leaves. Virtually pest-free and environmentally tolerant, a mature tree develops a rounded crown and spreads up to 70 feet wide.

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Chinese Scholar Tree